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Scullen Middle School

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4 stars

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Posted January 11, 2014

I go to this school, and I am an eighth grader, I think this school is amazing. There are a lot of anti- bulling things, there are a lot of extracurricular activities, and the teachers are very relating, forgiving, and wanting to help.


Posted July 11, 2013

Hi I was a student of scullen and now I am not this school is great academically but is. Awful at dealing with bulling I was bullied so badly I didn't want to go to school I didn't want to walk through the hallways It got so bad that I moved to a different state to live with my dad this school is horrible.so you know what even certain teachers bully kids but there is one great health teacher his name is mr.todnem he is funny


Posted April 20, 2013

This school will not deal with the bullying problem.. Scullen does have a strong academic program thus the three stars. Zero stars for their policy or lack of with regard to bullying. If you are relocating to the area check out the other districts. South Naperville is competitive, not very friendly with an emphasis on wealth and materialism. We relocated to get out of the immediate area and have had a very positive experience in a nearby district with a strong emphasis on character building and a no tolerance policy for bullying behaviors. Interestingly enough the teaching styles differ very much.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 8, 2012

i in fact go to this school and it is a great school academically but kind of poor in other ways. majority of the staff and some teachers show no respect for students. they also are not very active with the bullying situation. but they DONOT harass the parents who complain like the review under me says. otherwise, scullen middle school is very good at knowing and helping specific needs of certain children.


Posted May 24, 2011

this school ignores the accommodations that a child should have in IEP's and is known for ignoring bullying and harasses parents who complain.
—Submitted by a teacher


Posted November 30, 2010

This school used to be great, but it had gone down hill by the time I was in 8th grade. The administrators give tardies for lunch and do not have any respect for the students. Most of the teachers(Excluding PA Teachers) are awful. Also they make students have silent lunches at least once a week.


Posted February 7, 2009

This school is pretty good. Considering i am in the advanced program, i think it is a great school. All of my teachers are great. All that i wish is that some of the teachers would stop yelling at the children. They should know that they can get through to us through a mellow nice talk rather than yelling at us. Sometimes we just need a teacher to praise us rather than talk to us and say that we need to try harder. Lastly, i would like say that this school does very well with children and their specific needs.
—Submitted by a student


Posted January 7, 2009

This school's teachers and resources are great! There is many choices to choose from for what to do in this school. In addition, the funds, computers, diciplining teachers, and other reasources excell compared to JWJ. Unfortunately though, what really brings it down is the student behavior. Too many fights, gossip, and etc. in this school. If the students were better, I would give it 4.5 stars
—Submitted by a student


Posted July 16, 2008

This school has suddenly gone downhill. I despise the assistant pricipals and the dean. It's ironic that my daughter says she doesn't feel safe at Scullen anymore (there have been more and more sketchier faces moving in to Scullen boundaries) yet they punish children for frivilous things, such as giving out detentions for students who do not make it to lunch on time because their locker is jammed. My child always says that the teachers are always asking for respect. But that respect clearly isn't mutual in a handful of teachers and admin. The teachers do not realize that there has to be a balance between discipline and praise. Both my daughter and I were very dissapointed about my daughter's middle school experience.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 26, 2008

I love this school from the begining to the end this school helps and creates a great environment and a great socially active school great for anyone to come who is willing to learn anything about everything!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 31, 2008

Scullen Middle School is great I learned a lot in my 6th grade year.
—Submitted by a student


Posted September 13, 2007

it is very crowded due to the extra 100 6th grade students this year but other than that it is a great school. The lunch program is great. We only get 3 minutes passing period which makes it hard to get to class.
—Submitted by a student


Posted June 4, 2007

This is the best school in the country hands down. The teachers are amazing and it is huge! The best school in the nation for sure!
—Submitted by a student


Posted March 20, 2007

I miss this school beyond what I can say. 6th grade was the most interesting year of my junior high life. Now I'm in Texas, but I would still recommend this school. Definitaly
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 17, 2005

The teachers and opportunities here are wonderfull, but the administration cares more for appearance than students.
—Submitted by a former student


Posted January 10, 2005

Scullen staff goes out of their way to help children achieve success. The courses are well rounded with choices of music, sports and art. I would recommend this school to any parent with a middle school student.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted March 17, 2004

the staff at scullen middle school are great some teachers are strict about like missing homework and discipline but they mean well they just try to get the students on task. the vice principal mr.dively is the greatest witht the kids he actually understands them
—Submitted by a student


Posted August 25, 2003

All though I am only a student I have a excellent opinion of Scullen Middle School. SMS is one of the best schools I have ever been in and the teachers are great!


Posted August 24, 2003

Scullen is a great Middle School. Our two sons love it and so do we!
—Submitted by a parent


Community ratings and reviews do not represent the views of GreatSchools nor does GreatSchools check their accuracy or verify the reviewers' identities. Use your discretion when evaluating these reviews.

About these ratings

The Community Rating is the school’s average rating from its community members (e.g., parents, students, and school staff). The highest possible rating is five stars; the lowest is one star.

The test results by subgroup show how the designated group of students is performing in comparison to the general population.
Math

The state average for Math was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
84%

2012

 
 
97%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
97%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
85%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
97%

2010

 
 
95%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
95%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
83%

2012

 
 
96%

2011

 
 
92%

2010

 
 
92%
Science

The state average for Science was 79% in 2013.

2013

 
 
93%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
90%

2010

 
 
94%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

The state average for Math was 59% in 2013.

2013

 
 
78%

2012

 
 
95%

2011

 
 
98%

2010

 
 
96%
Reading

The state average for Reading was 60% in 2013.

2013

 
 
82%

2012

 
 
94%

2011

 
 
96%

2010

 
 
96%
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students84%
Female84%
Male83%
Black75%
Asian91%
Hispanic73%
Multiracial94%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income60%
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)32%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students85%
Female89%
Male81%
Black79%
Asian94%
Hispanic80%
Multiracial100%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White80%
Low income76%
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities89%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students83%
Female83%
Male82%
Black59%
Asian91%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income59%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)17%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students83%
Female85%
Male81%
Black59%
Asian93%
Hispanic72%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White81%
Low income53%
Not low income86%
Students with disabilities (IEP)21%
Students without disabilities87%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Science

All Students93%
Female94%
Male91%
Black68%
Asian96%
Hispanic91%
Multiracial92%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White93%
Low income74%
Not low income94%
Students with disabilities (IEP)50%
Students without disabilities95%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

Math

All Students78%
Female77%
Male78%
Black48%
Asian92%
Hispanic25%
Multiracial79%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White77%
Low income47%
Not low income82%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities82%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a

Reading

All Students82%
Female86%
Male78%
Black35%
Asian92%
Hispanic42%
Multiracial93%
Native Americann/a
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islandern/a
White84%
Low income58%
Not low income85%
Students with disabilities (IEP)23%
Students without disabilities86%
English language learnersn/a
Migrantn/a
Scale: % meeting or exceeding standards

About the tests


In 2012-2013 Illinois used the Illinois Standards Achievement Test (ISAT) to test students in grades 3 through 8 in reading and math, and in grades 4 and 7 in science. The ISAT is a standards-based test, which means it measures how well students are mastering specific skills defined for each grade by the state of Illinois. The goal is for all students to score at or above the state standard.

In 2013 the Illinois State Board of Education raised the performance expectations for the ISAT in reading and math. These expectations have been adjusted to better align with the Common Core State Standards, a multi-state initiative that established year-by-year guidelines outlining the grade-specific skills and content students need to stay on the path to college and career readiness. The higher expectations of the new standards will result in a downward shift of where students rank in meeting or exceeding standards.

The different student groups are identified by the Illinois State Board of Education. If there are a small number of students in a particular group in a school, the state doesn't report data for that group.

Source: Illinois State Board of Education

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46%
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28%
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Reading growth at this school

Above average


1 Test scores are based on 2012-13 ISAT results from the state of Illinois.

2 This rating is based on 2012-13 value table growth scores from the state of Illinois.

Student ethnicity

Ethnicity This school State average
White 55% 51%
Asian or Asian/Pacific Islander 29% 4%
Black 7% 18%
Hispanic 5% 24%
Two or more races 4% 3%
American Indian/Alaska Native 0% 0%
Hawaiian Native/Pacific Islander 0% 0%
Source: NCES, 2011-2012

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2815 Mistflower Lane
Naperville, IL 60564
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